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Rhizosphaera abietis

Rhizosphaera abietis L. Mangin & Har., Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 23(1): 56 (1907).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 202278; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11112,    Fig. 1

Description: see Kobayashi (1967).

Material considered: see Kobayashi (1967).

Fig. 1 Rhizosphaera abietis (redrawn from Mangin and Hariot 1907). a Vertical section of pycnidia. b Conidia and conidial germination. Scale bars = 50 µm.

Importance and distribution

Rhizosphaera comprises eight species pathogenic on several Pinaceae hosts. Rhizosphaera is reported from several countries such as Asia (Japan), Europe (Russia, Austria, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Britain, Ireland, Netherland) and North America (Canada).




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